Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Sewing....

It is hard to believe how quickly time has gone.

Our tiny Miss will be celebrating her first Easter!!!!

I wanted to make things that would be both memorable and special.

I made this sweet sweater....

....and added a scalloped border to make it even cuter!!!

A special vintage button I had been saving 
was another memorable touch.

Every little girl needs an Easter Bonnet.

 We are betting this one won't stay on her head 
for more than a moment!!!!

To go with the special sweater, 
I felt our little Miss needed  dress choices.

Bright and Cheery....

...or demure and dainty.  

I know she will look adorable whatever she ( and Mommy) chooses to wear.

Happy Easter to our bittiest Easter Honey Bunny!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a Lovely Day.....

Wishing you an Easter Day
 filled with love and much JOY!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bunnies and More Bunnies....

I have always loved Peter....and bunnies of all kinds!!!!

You can guess that Spring,
 with cute Easter bunnies is a favorite season for me.

From the front porch....

....you will find Easter joy.  

The bitty cabbage in the center of the basket is REAL!!!!

Sweet sheep and a birds nest decorate the top of my dining hutch. 

On the hutch I display some of my Beatrix Potter collectibles
...and a few tulips to remind me of Holland.

My dining table is set to share the special joy of this season.

My hope is that your Spring is equally joyous and blessed. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Mail Week....

They always say good things come in small packages.
Well, I can tell you GOOD things come in BIG packages too!!!!

 I told you all about my wonderful blog win!!! 

Here is the beautiful wreath that was nestled  inside the enormous box.

The next day I got this....also a blog win!!!

Filled with some of the cutest fabric....
I was SEW HAPPY!!!!!

I shared the lovely wreath with Meghan.

She was looking for the perfect accent for her door
....and we all know that wreath is PERFECT!!!

I guess we were not alone in thinking it was wonderful.

Meghan just called to say she found birds making a REAL nest in the wreath!!!!
How adorable is that. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Breathe in, breathe out....

Once upon a time my garden looked like this.....

The fountain bubbled, and the flowers flourished.

Then....life turned a bit upside down.

Three trees got a blight and neeed to be removed.
  We made the decision to remove ALL of the landscaping and begin again.

We put in some new sliding doors, a new fence,

And if that wasn't confusing enough......

We decided to have a bathroom remodeled too.

It has all been a LONG and SLOW process.  
We are slowly regrouping.  

The house is newly painted, the bathroom is lovely. 

The garden is a work in progress....
in fact this is pretty much what I have accomplished.

A small fairy garden!!!!

I have great hopes that the fairies 
will  help with putting the rest of my world into order.

Then I will promise to have regular blog posts about fun things like quilts 
and other creative goodness.

I am keeping my fingers crossed. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014


You hear me talk ALOT about babysitting our cute Grandchildren....
well this time it was all about our FUR Grandchild!!!!

The kids were off to San Francisco, so we happily doggie sat
and house sat in their lovely new home.

I enlisted two of my favorite people...and off to OC we went.

We enjoyed Newport and Balboa Island....

....and I even talked Jim into a visit to my favorite antique shops!!!

There was an abundance of lovely quilts.....

Beautiful laces too.

I have always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt....
hmmmm, might be easier to buy one!!!!

Sweet vintage inspiration....

Oh what a darling little girl gown. 

Wonderful garden goodies too....

The sign says it ALL!!!

What did I come home with????

A Beatrix Potter plate from 1981....the year that Meghan was born.

A potholder that my Mom wants to use as inspiration to make more.

My FAVORITE FIND....something my sweet Mom spied, and then gifted me with.
A Beatrix Potter door stop. 
 I am in LOVE!!!!

A stop at our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant...have been going there since I was a bitty girl.

An evening picnic in Corona Del Mar....what a sunset we all shared!!!

When it was time to leave....we picked up ONE more treat for the road!!!

....and we will sign up for Muni sitting ANYTIME!!!! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014


I love everything about this season.

 I have been spending time in my garden and.....

....in my sewing room too. 

 I am growing FLOWERS 
and having SEW much fun!!!!